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A guide to the National Maritime Museum Association Records, 1954-1993
HDC1026 (SAFR 9756)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: National Maritime Museum Association Records
    Date: 1954-1993
    Date (bulk): 1955-1977
    Collection No. (Catalog No.): HDC1026 (SAFR 9756)
    Creator: National Maritime Museum Association
    Physical Description: 6 linear ft.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The National Maritime Museum Association records, 1954-1993, (SAFR 09756, HDC 1026) is arranged into three series: Balclutha, Logbooks and Miscellaneous documents. Items include the Bill of Sale for BALCLUTHA; "Ship's," "Watchmen's" and "Smooth" logs, written by the Museum's crew of the BALCLUTHA, describing routine maintenance, weather, etc. (1955--1977); and brochures, booklets, leaflets, invitations, programs regarding maritime history, San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park, and the ships ALMA, THAYER, EPPLETON HALL, BALCLUTHA and S.S.PAMPANITO (1971--1993). The collection is available for research use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1026 (SAFR 9756), National Maritime Museum Association Records, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00274
    SAFR-00430, SAFR-00615, SAFR-00738, SAFR-00778
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The San Francisco Maritime Museum Association (SFMMA) was incorporated in January 1950, opening to the public in the Casino Building at Aquatic Park on May 27, 1951. The SFMMA purchased the ship BALCLUTHA in 1954; it was restored and open to the public in 1955. In 1957 the California State Park Commission created San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park, which eventually included the ships THAYER, ALMA, WAPAMA, HERCULES and EUREKA, as well as the Hyde Street Pier and Haslett Warehouse. In 1977 the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), and in 1978 the holdings of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Association were transferred to the National Park Service, as part of the GGNRA. The Association then changed its name to the National Maritime Museum Association (NMMA). In 1988, a separate park was created as the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, with the National Maritime Museum Association as its cooperative association. In 2001, the Association changed its name to San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The National Maritime Museum Association records, 1954-1993, (SAFR 09756, HDC 1026) is arranged into three series: Balclutha, Logbooks and Miscellaneous documents. Items include the Bill of Sale for BALCLUTHA; "Ship's," "Watchmen's" and "Smooth" logs, written by the Museum's crew of the BALCLUTHA, describing routine maintenance, weather, etc. (1955--1977); and brochures, booklets, leaflets, invitations, programs regarding maritime history, San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park, and the ships ALMA, THAYER, EPPLETON HALL, BALCLUTHA and S.S.PAMPANITO (1971--1993). The collection is available for research use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    The arrangement of the collection is as follows:

    • Series 1: Balclutha (ship, 3m) logbooks, 1955-1974
    • Series 2: Smooth logbooks, 1972-1977
    • Series 3. Miscellaneous documents, 1954(1972-1978)1993